Indian president lauds Modi as good learner

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/17 22:54:53

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "a very good learner" who has acquired "in-depth knowledge" on every subject.

"Be it foreign relations or economy, Modi has acquired in-depth knowledge on every subject. One can win the election by a majority but you need consensus to rule. This aspect of PM Modi is very good," he said at a media conclave in the Indian capital.

Stating that Modi is "a very good learner," Mukherjee said that the prime minister has his own way of dealing with things and "we must give him credit for that."

"I am part of this democracy. I am part of the mass and will melt into it without leaving a legacy," he added.

Modi assumed power in May 2014 general elections after decimating the then ruling Congress party which was embroiled in corruption.

Since then, there was no stopping back. His charisma has helped the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party win assembly polls in several states.

The Indian prime minister, who is one of the most followed politicians in the world on Twitter, has successfully used the micro-blogging site for his pet campaigns like #MakeInIndia, #SwachBharat, #MannKiBaat and #SelfieWithDaughter to reach citizens.

Although Modi prefers speaking mostly in India's national language Hindi, his tweets are always in English, preferred for business in a nation with 22 official languages.


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